Christopher Conti, MDCo-Founder and President, SMART® FAITHworks Health & Wellness Institute

    Christopher Conti, MD, has been a practicing emergency medicine physician for over two decades. He has a diverse background, working in a wide variety of settings that includes hospitals, emergency rooms, and community health clinics. He served as Chief Medical Officer for Primary Care Health Services, Inc., the largest Federally Qualified Health Center in Pittsburgh, which hosts nine specific sites and an additional two sites that are partnered with Healthcare for the Homeless and dedicated to the homeless population in Pittsburgh. He is a credentialed ImPACT Consultant for sports concussion care and has been a Team Physician for the U.S. Soccer Federation since 2018. In addition, Dr. Conti is a designated Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for the Federal Aviation Administration, where he certifies the health and fitness of pilots and air traffic controllers.

    As Co-Founder and President of SMART® FAITHworks Health & Wellness Institute (SMART® FAITHworks), Dr. Conti leads the overall clinical vision of the SMART® FAITHworks led SMART® Student Health and Wellness Clinics, providing medical oversight, expertise, and leadership to ensure the delivery of the most efficacious, integrative health care services that are consistent with the established evidence-based standards of the innovative SMART® Model.

    Dr. Conti co-founded SMART® FAITHworks with Melanie Ginn, CEO of Ginn Group Collaborative and Architect of the SMART® Model. SMART® FAITHworks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit medical organization dedicated to the delivery of the clinical care and standards of the SMART® Model and its mission to reach ALL and address structural barriers to, and gaps in, the health and overall well-being of individuals of all ages.

    Dr. Conti received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Howard University and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Following his medical residency in 2001, Dr. Conti served in the United States Air Force for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as part of the Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), which transported wounded soldiers and civilians from the combat theater into hospitals. He currently serves as Team Leader for the US AFR, MC, Critical Care Air Transport Team and is a licensed medical provider in the states of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.